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How a Heroic Female Cop Changed the Face of Policing

May 15, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

| Free

Busting the Glass CeilingFanchon Blake joined the LAPD in 1948 and walked a beat in a skirt and heels for three years. Her ambition to rise in the ranks would be curtailed by an increasingly discriminatory agenda, but her relentless tenacity finally led to a promotion to sergeant nineteen years later. When LAPD policy barred her from rising any further and threatened to eliminate women from the department, she sued. The historic case would change the face of policing around the country.

Join this event featuring a panel discussion surrounding the book, “Busting the Brass Ceiling” with current and former LAPD trailblazers: Retired Deputy Chief Margaret “Peggy” York, Retired Captain Ann E. Young, Commander Ruby Flores, and author, Linden Gross. The discussion will be moderated by Christine Devine.

The event is presented by SCI, the USC Dept. of Public Safety, Los Angeles Women Police Officers & Associates and the Los Angeles Police Museum.

Register today to watch this important panel.

Details

Date:
May 15, 2021
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4o0pHQxnT_C0mPlDwubTNw

Organizer

Safe Communities Institute

Officer Spotlight - Sergeant Arlen Castillo is an 18-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department. Currently assigned to the patrol division, she is also a member of the Public Information Officer team and is dedicated to building connections between the community and law enforcement. Read more.

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